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Leveraging the Affiliate Marketing

A curated list of some of the best sites that can help you monetize your site/app/blog

Affiliate marketing is an advertising model in which a company compensates third-party publishers to generate traffic or leads to the company’s products and services.


In simple words, there’s a company that sells products/services and they want to increase their sales.

  1. They hire advertisers/publishers to increase sales.
  2. You as an advertiser direct your traffic towards the Product/service provided by the Company. Whenever some of your traffic purchases a product/service from them, you get paid a little Commission($$) for it. Because you were the referral source.

What you need?

  1. You will need a product/service to promote.
  2. Your site needs to have a good amount of traffic in order to capitalize affiliate marketing.

Easiest way to do Affiliate Marketing:

  1. Signup with Affiliate Networks: Amazon, Flipkart, Clickbank, ShareASale, WarriorPlus or whatever the niche you’re targeting.
  2. Build a website around this niche and promote the products. The more traffic your get the more chances of sales of the product.

List of affiliate programs:

To make it easy, we have curated a list of affiliate programs with easy-to-embed referral links (usually no developer required) or APIs (developer required) to help monetize your app / blog / site.

Affiliation Platform

  • Shareasale — ShareASale is an affiliate marketing network based in the River North neighborhood in Chicago, IL USA. ShareASale services two customer sets in affiliate marketing: the affiliate, and the merchant.
  • AWIN — Awin is a global affiliate network made up of 230,000 contributing publishers and 16,500 advertisers
  • Rakuten Marketing — Rakuten Marketing is a popular affiliate network that includes a lot of big merchants.
  • Avangate Affiliate Network — Avangate Affiliate Network is an affiliate network that’s focused on digital goods and software, rather than physical products.
  • Peerfly — Peerfly is a rapidly growing affiliate network that gets you access to 3,300+ merchants.
  • Amazon Affiliates — Amazon Affiliate is an affiliate marketing program for website owners and bloggers to become Amazon Associates.
  • eBay Partner Network — eBay Partner Network is an eBay
  • ClickBank — ClickBank is an affiliate network that has a lot of digital products, though it also offers physical products as well.
  • CJ Affiliate — CJ Affiliate is another affiliate network that brings together thousands of different merchants under one roof (a lot like ShareASale).
  • FlexOffers — FlexOffers is a long-standing, popular affiliate platform that gets you access to 12,000+ different advertisers/merchants.

Below is the list of category wise websites for affiliate programs:

Images / Photos


Productivity Tools

Domains / Hosting

Marketing / Email Automation





Music / Sounds





Traditional Affiliate Networks / Marketplaces

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Shahzaib Khan

Shahzaib Khan

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